Former President Barack Obama told aides this month that the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd are “a tailor-made moment” to help his former vice president Joe Biden defeat Donald Trump in November.
H/T: National Review
According to a New York Times story based on interviews with more than 50 Obama confidants, the former president was made anxious after riots and looting rocked many American cities in the days following Floyd’s death and Trump began trumpeting “law and order” in response.
“Let’s not excuse violence, or rationalize it, or participate in it. If we want our criminal justice system, and American society at large, to operate on a higher ethical code, then we have to model that code ourselves,” Obama wrote in a Medium post earlier this month.
Like I've been saying—"Joe Biden" is simply an avatar for an Obama third term.https://t.co/74BxadPyct— Lee Smith (@LeeSmithDC) June 29, 2020
.@CNN called @realDonaldTrump a racist for using '#KungFlu' term.— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) June 24, 2020
Here is an example of how @BarackObama's admin VA hospitals used term 'Kung Flu' in official online, marketing materials...in 2015.
Will @MSNBC, @washingtonpost and #CNN label #Obama and his admin -> #racist? pic.twitter.com/f7KNqDmPa3
Yesterday a couple of NYT hacks wrote about President Trump using this term. Wonder if they’ll update their story.*— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) June 24, 2020
Obama admin VA hospitals used term 'Kung Flu' in official online, marketing materialshttps://t.co/ZldfMyj4XJ
I wrote out some thoughts on how to make this moment a real turning point to bring about real change––and pulled together some resources to help young activists sustain the momentum by channeling their energy into concrete action. https://t.co/jEczrOeFdv— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 1, 2020